Sunday, 28 July 2013

Hair Routine

So my hair at the moment. The roots can get greasy and the ends are dry!
My hair has been dyed a lot, so its pretty damaged! I am not naturally blonde at all, I used to be a mousy brown colour! Its pretty long, haven't got it cut in ages, I have front and back layers, and a side fringe ( which has grown out at this stage!)

I would like to show you the products I use for my hair! :)

I use the pantene pro-v smooth and sleek. I use this twice in my hair , for it to be extra clean!
I really scrub this into the roots, as I said my roots get greasy easily! Its also a great cleansing shampoo. I know I should be using a colour shampoo but I find this doesn't strip the colour at all!
It leaves me hair as it says on the tin!

I use the Aussie Colour Mate Conditioner. Because my hairs greasy easily only use this every second wash. I only put it on the ends where my hair is most damaged and spread the remaining product from my ears down! I leave it in for 2 mins and then wash out with cold water! This is also great for my blonde hair as it really enhances the colour! It smells like peaches too !

3.Paddle Brush
After I come out the shower,I put my hair in a turbie towel(best invention yet) and when I take it out , its 20% dry approx. I brush my hair with this paddle brush to get rid off all the MANY knots I have( so so painful) until it is straight.

4.Curling Mousse
I use the shockwaves curls and waves mousse! I only use this if I want a wavey look. I use this after I brush my hair, I pump a fair bit through the ends and the remaining in the roots. I scrunch them for a minute and leave go, to hold the curls.

5.John Freida Frizz-Ease Hair serum
Again I would only use this if I wanted to straighten my hair. This gorgeous formula leaves my hair so soft and silky! I squirt a tiny amount onto my hands and put through the ends.

When drying my hair I like to use this wide tooth comb to ensure my hair gets dryed properly.
If I'm using the curling mousse(most days) , I would use a diffuser head to my hair dryer to give it a wavey look.

Hope you enjoyed this post! :)

July Favourites

Hello :) August is in a few days, what the hell?? Summer has flown , only one month left!
And typically the Irish heat wave is pretty much over :( no more shorts and sunglasses !
Only have a few favourites for this month

1.Dove Summer Glow Gradual Tan
Only bought this a few days ago, I used to use the light skin one but I decided to try this out!
Its brilliant, it gives a deeper glow faster than the light formula! Have used it a lot!

2.Forever Living Aloe Propolis Creme
When I was a child, I had very bad exczema, and my mum had bought these at the Forever Living trade stands! This has natural aloe vera in it and is very soothing on the skin. It made my lips really smooth when they were v.flaky this month!And helps other dry skin conditions. Forever Living products are not in regular pharmacy's, you can buy them at trade stands or online!

3.Rimmel Nail Varnishes Hot Shot and Coralicious
These nail varnishes have been such a summer staple of mine. I've worn them both on my nails and toenails! Very summery colours, and look great with a tan!

4.Schwarzkopf got2b styling powder
For that extra volume in my hair I've been using this volumizing powder from schwarzkopf.
I spread some on my hand and then work it into the roots and underneath my hair. And it instantly gives my hair a volumized and textured look. Love it!!

5.OPIA Cotton Fresh Candle
Not beauty related, but this candle smells so so amazing! I bought this in penneys/primark!
It smells like freshly washed clothes. I got this for only 1.50 too!

6.No7 Lip Liner '04 Pink'
Sorry didn't get a picture of the product on its own but got a swatch of it!
Instead of using lipsticks I used this lip liner to fill in my lips.Its a deep pink colour and doesn't leave your lips dry!
7.Rimmel 25 hour Foundation
This is an old favourite. Its a great summer foundation! It gives good coverage and smells really nice too! I wouldn't wear it during the winter or spring months as I find it too dark for my skin!  I have it in the colour 'Ivory'    

8.Shockwaves Curls and Waves Mousse
Again another old favourite. Used to find this making my hair greasy but not anymore!
I use it on wet hair and it really defines the waves and curls in my hair!
And also smells nice!!


Monday, 15 July 2013

Summer Makeup

Hello :) Ireland has had amazing weather the past few weeks, so hot and sunny, its crazy! Apparently the other day it was meant to be warmer than LA and Lanzarote! 
I've been wearing this summer look out mainly, but if I wasn't wearing the lipstick it would be an everyday look too!
It's a very bronzed and glowy look, and below I just want to show ye some of the products I use to create this look, enjoy! :D


I start with my benefit that gal brightening primer, after I use Rimmels 25 hour foundation in colour ivory and I apply it with my real techniques stippling brush(which needs to be cleaned)
Under my eyes and blemishes I put my collection concealer in shade light. I set my makeup with Rimmel Stay Matte  and only put it on my t-zone, I use my real techniques blush brush to apply. I don't bother with blush as I want a really bronzed look. For my bronzer I use rimmels natural bronzer and again apply it with my rt blush brush. After I use the colour me beautiful liquid highlighter on my cheeks and nose.


As my eyes are very dry I don't need to use an eye primer. I use the rimmel quad in brun and apply with these penneys duo brush(which have come apart!) To line my top lid I use the ubu brush(brand from dunnes stores) in the colour 'noir' from my sleek i-divine au natural palette.
I line my bottom lid with the colour 'moss'. I use my eyelash curler from penneys and put on a coat of extreme length by no.7 for length and the falsies by maybelline for volume!
I brush through my eyebrows with this old mascara wand and pencil them in with rimmels eyebrow pencil in dark brown.


I don't normally wear this lipstick everyday, but if I was going out I'd wear it. Its Rimmels 'Firecracker' It's lovely coral colour, which anyone can wear and is really in for summer!

Hope you enjoyed this post :D

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

June Favourites!

Hello! I can't believe it's July already, its actually crazy ! The weathers actually been really nice here in Ireland for a change, lets hope it stays that way!!
So I just wanted to show ye a few favourites I had over the month of June!

Now this shampoo is a love-hate product for a lot of people. As my hair is dyed, everyone goes on how this strips the colour. But my hairdresser actually told me this shampoo was good for oily hair. At first I was scared to use this, hearing of all the stories, but honestly my hair felt so soft and not dull and heavy like it was! Colour wise of my hair, so many people have been asking me have I dyed my hair again, but no its always after I wash my hair with this, the blond in my hair is more radiant, which is brilliant!
And also I normally hate 2in1 shampoo and conditioners, but this one is well worth the buy for 3 euros

2.Real Techniques Blush Brush
I have only been using this for two weeks, but already I'm in love! Its so soft!! I actually mainly use this for applying bronzer instead of blush! The bronzer/blush/powder is always looks so nice on the skin after using this, love these brushes!

3.No7 Extreme Length Mascara
Again I have only been using this for 2 weeks! I had already owned a mini version of this before and loved it, so I had to repurchase the full size. Without thinking I actually bought it in the brown/black colour, which really annoyed me at the start but it's actually really nice, you wouldn't  notice it! The wand separates the lashes really well, without any clumping and giving a nice natural length to the lashes!
Also love the packaging!

4.Carmex Lip Balm Cherry
I had always used the normal scented one, but for a change I picked up the cherry scented one! It smells so amazing and moisturises my lips great, without chapping! This will always be a staple of mine!

5.Rimmel Natural Bronzer
Had this in my makeup bag for ages and never really used it, but I pulled it out again and I'm actually really impressed by it! Using the real techniques blush brush to apply this bronzer, gives a lovely glowy look to your face!
And its not an orangey colour either!

6.Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Medium Glow
This month I have been going out a lot, and this has been so so handy and quick to put on my legs and arms! Great coverage and a nice even tan!
Although I wouldn't be a fan about the smell but it does what it says on the tin!

7.'That Gal' Benefit Brightening Primer
Got this mini primer in a xmas kit benefit had.
I didn't really use it much in the winter and spring months, but now that I've been trying to achieve a glowy look, this is great under your foundation and really does brighten your complexion! It is a pink liquid and smell likes raspberries!

  8.Soap and Glory's ' The Scrub of Your Life'
And finally my last favourite. For the tanning routine, you have to exfoliate your body before applying the tan! Literally when I scrubbed this into my arms, afterwards it felt like my arm had been resurfaced it was so so soft !! And to make things better this smells so amazing and sweet, as do all other soap and glory products!